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Marang prison escapee finally tracked down

By Bernama - Monday, 8 February 2016.

MARANG: Police finally tracked down the inmate who escaped from Marang Prison 14 days ago at Kampung Padang Tanjung, Bukit Payong here, yesterday evening.

Two men brave rough seas after sailboat sinks off Butterworth

By PREDEEP NAMBIAR - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

GEORGE TOWN: Two men in their 30s nearly drowned after their sailboat's mast broke, leaving them to the mercy of rough seas and strong wind off the waters of Butterworth today.

No compromise on corruption in football, says Zahid

By FAZLEENA AZIZ and FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: Police will go all out and take stern action against corrupt practices in the local football scene, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

98 families evacuated from flood-hit homes in Sarawak

By ADIB POVERA - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KUCHING: A total of 217 people from 98 families were relocated to a relief centre after their houses were inundated by floods in Taman Malihah in Matang near here today.

Man uses Apple app to track down snatch thief who grabbed his mum's handbag

By FAISAL ASYRAF - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Thanks to the Apple app "Find My iPhone", a Singaporean man was able to track and detain one of two men who had snatched his mother's handbag, which had contained an iPhone.

More measures to be taken to prevent road kill in the future: Wan Junaidi

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Natural Resources and Environment Ministry has directed the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) and Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia to step up surveillance and preventive measures along highways and roads identified as hotspots for wildlife crossing.

1MDB: Only two more people to give statement to PAC – chairman

By Bernama - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

ROMPIN: Two more individuals will come forward next week to give statements to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) regarding 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) before PAC closes its hearing on the matter, said its chairman Datuk Hasan Arifin.

Remains of Msian ambassador to Switzerland arrives home

By FAIRUZ MOHD SHAHAR - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

SEPANG : The body of Malaysian Ambassador to Switzerland Datuk Mohd Zulkephli Mohd Noor safely arrived at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) today.

Ledang floods: Two dead in separate drowning incidents

By Bernama - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

LEDANG: The flood disaster in Johor claimed its first victim when a 14-year-old boy drowned while swimming at Kampung Tanjung Labuh, here today.

Johor Umno to resolve grassroots issues before GE14

By Rizalman Hammim and Halim Said - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

JOHOR BARU: Johor Umno remains bullish that it would be able to resolve all grassroots issues before the next general election.

Flood-hit Jalan Tampin-Gemas stretch to reopen tomorrow

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

GEMAS: KM43 of Jalan Tampin-Gemas, which was closed yesterday due to the overflowing Sungai Kelamah, is expected to be reopened tomorrow.

Elderly man latest victim of dengue in Terengganu

By Bernama - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KUALA TERENGGANU: An elderly man succumbed to dengue at the Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) hospital here yesterday, bringing the death toll due to dengue in Terengganu to eight this year.

Private hospitals must follow guidelines to ensure safety of blood stocks

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry wants private hospitals and healthcare facilities to adopt the revised guidelines by the National Blood Bank and the ministry to ensure the safety of blood stocks.

Health ministry refutes claims that immunisation causes microcephaly

By Bernama - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: The Ministry of Health refutes claims spread over the social media that children born with small head or brain (microcephaly) which is happening in Brazil, is not related to the Zika virus but due to immunisation such as Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertusis vaccine).

Msian embassy in Indonesia expresses regret over inaccurate reports on Mukhriz's resignation

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

JAKARTA: The Malaysian Embassy in Indonesia has expressed regret over local media reports on the resignation of Kedah Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Mahathir, which were found to be inaccurate and confusing.

Slow traffic flow Northwards, LPT to be congested

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic on the North-South Highway (PLUS) heading to the north and East Coast Expressway (LPT) were reported to be moving slowly and was congested due to the increase in the number of vehicles for the Chinese New Year celebration tomorrow.

Zahid attends luncheon with Johor Umno liaison committee

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

JOHOR BARU: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today attended a closed-door luncheon with the Johor Umno Liaison Body.

Tiger killed on LPT2 not from zoo [VIDEO]

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KEMAMAN: The Terengganu Wildlife Department has confirmed that the tiger which was hit by a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) at KM321.2 of the East Coast Expressway Phase 2 (LPT2) in Kemaman yesterday was from the wild, and did not escape from a zoo nearby.

69 illegal immigrants nabbed while leaving Msia

By Halim Said - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

PONTIAN: The Marine Police foiled an attempt by illegal immigrants to leave the country when they intercepted a speedboat off the waters of western Johor.

Johor Sultan has hour-long audience with DPM Zahid

By Halim Said - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar granted an audience to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi today.

MMEA nabs Msian boat with foreign crew

By PREDEEP NAMBIAR - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

GEORGE TOWN: Maritime authorities detained a Malaysian-registered trawler boat for ferrying three Thai fishermen off Penang waters here yesterday.

Robbers shot in buttocks, leg after charging at police

By Zarina Abdullah - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

DUNGUN: Two robbers were hurt and another escaped when a policeman foiled their attempt to break into a home in Kampung Batu Tiong, yesterday.

NIOSH wants more precautions taken in hospitality industry

By Awaina Arbee - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has called for the implementation of 'Occupational Safety and Health' (OSH), to prevent accidents in the hospitality industry.

UPDATED: Over 3,000 evacuated in Malacca floods

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

MALACCA: The number of flood victims sheltered at the 13 relief centres in the state continued to rise to 3,092 involving 670 families as at noon today.

Floods: Badly damaged Jln Tampin-Gemas closed to road users

By Nur Aqidah Azizi - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

GEMAS: As of 11am today, the Kilometer 43 Jalan Tampin-Gemas which has been closed yesterday due to the overflowing of Sungai Kelamah that had inundated the road is still closed to all road users.

Smooth traffic flow at major highways

By Khairul Iskandar Tajuddin - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow heading towards northern, southern and eastern routes was reported to be smooth expect in four areas as at 11am today.

Keeping traditions alive

By AUDREY VIJAINDREN - Sunday, 7 February 2016.

WHILE many parents find it increasingly difficult to persuade their kids to follow them to houses of friends and relatives over the festive season, some small customs still manage to bring the family together, such as the giving of ang pows.

Preserving the Peranakan heritage

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

“WE celebrate quite differently from the Chinese. They like everything to be red, while we like to see a spectrum of colours during Chinese New Year (CNY),” said Baba Cedric Tan.

Adenan: More needs to be done

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

Come March 1, Tan Sri Adenan Satem will celebrate his second anniversary as the chief minister of Sarawak. He has introduced a slew of initiatives to bring greater prosperity to the Land of the Hornbills. He shares with Adib Povera the highlights of his career in an hour-long interview

Never-ending stream of visitors meant a good year

Sunday, 7 February 2016.

WHEN I was a child, the first sign that Chinese New Year was approaching was the Milo tins.